1 Samuel 20:1-6 King James Version

The Friendship of David and Jonathan

20 1  And David fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and said before Jonathan, What have I done? what is mine iniquity? and what is my sin before thy father, that he seeketh my life? 2  And he said unto him, God forbid; thou shalt not die: behold, my father will do nothing either great or small, but that he will shew [1] it me: and why should my father hide this thing from me? it is not so. 3  And David sware moreover, and said, Thy father certainly knoweth that I have found grace in thine eyes; and he saith, Let not Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved: but truly as the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, there is but a step between me and death. 4  Then said Jonathan unto David, Whatsoever thy soul desireth, I will even do it for thee. 5  And David said unto Jonathan, Behold, to morrow is the new moon, and I should not fail to sit with the king at meat: but let me go, that I may hide myself in the field unto the third day at even. 6  If thy father at all miss me, then say, David earnestly asked leave of me that he might run to Bethlehem his city: for there is a yearly sacrifice [2] there for all the family.

Psalm 143:2 King James Version

2  And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.


[1] 20:2 shew...: Heb. uncover mine ear

[2] 20:6 sacrifice: or, feast

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